Arnolfini family – an unlucky love-affair in Lucca

Arnolfini family – an unlucky love-affair in Lucca

Arnolfini family – an unlucky love affair in Lucca Following on from my Blog about Lucchese merchant Niccolo Arnolfini and his wife, Costanza Trenta who died in childbirth – I was saddened to learn this week that future generations of the Arnolfini family...
How the Medici pearls of great price found themselves round the neck of an English Queen

How the Medici pearls of great price found themselves round the neck of an English Queen

How the Medici pearls of great price found themselves round the neck of an English Queen Revised 18.4.17 On 1 September 1533, 15 year old Catherine de Medici left her home city of Florence forever.  Her consolation for leaving her beloved home city was her dowry,...